Explore Mohawk Valley history through this interactive, county-wide or Utica scavenger hunt.  Grab your camera to learn about the people, places, and events that shaped Oneida County and your community. Visit the history center or download your clue sheet and instructions below!


Step 1: Download and complete Entry Form/Wavier

Step 2: Choose either Oneida County or Utica and download your clue sheet

Step 3: Follow the clues and take a selfie at historical sites, monuments, or markers on either a camera or smartphone 

Step 4: Bring evidence of your journey through history to the Oneida County History Center by 4:00 pm on August 31, 2018

Be sure to share your adventure and post your photos on social media!
Instagram: @ochc_localhistory  Facebook: @OneidaCountyHistory  Twitter: @OCHCTweet
August 1 through August 31, 2018 - Historical Selfie Scavenger Hunt

Thursday, August 9 from 5:00-7:00 pm- 'World War I Centennial' and 'Downtown at its Best' Exhibit Opening Reception

​Saturday, September 15 from 3:00-5:00 pm - Mohawk Valley Latino Association Program and Meeting

Wednesday, September 19 at 5:30 pm- The History and Archaeology of the Mt. Vernon Glassworks

​Wednesday, September 26 at 5:30 pm- Underground Railroad: The 1836 Escape, Arrest, and Rescue in Utica of George and Harry Bird

Wednesday, October 3 at 5:00 pm- Oneida County Historical Hall of Fame & Living Legends Awards Banquet at Hart's Hill 

Saturday, October 6 at 1:00 pm - Adirondack Mysteries, Volume 3 Book Signing

Saturday, October 13 at 1:00 pm - Golden Spirit, Golden Book: How Utica aided Poland in World War I

Saturday, October 20 at 1:00 pm - Italian Heritage Day with the Italian Heritage Club and Frank Tomaino

Saturday, October 27 at 1:00 pm - Ethnicity, Alliance, Family and War: Scots-Irish Immigration and Defense of the New York Frontier, 1740 to 1778


Two New Exhibits Opening August 9th!

Downtown at its Best

Welcome to the Oneida County History Center, where history is yours to discover, explore, and enjoy!
Explore the impact of the Great War on Utica and Oneida County and the region's role in this international battle. 

Historical Selfie Scavenger Hunt 

August 1st - 31st, 2018

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Rediscover the golden age of downtown Utica. The streets were lined with wall to wall department stores, theaters, restaurants, and much more. Come relive your fondest memories. 

Make Your Mark in History 

World War I Centennial: New York and Utica in the Great War

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*Closed Labor Day*

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